They say you don't really know a person until you walk a mile in their shoes. Well, Dr. Andrea Trusty King’s shoes definitely have a story to tell. They have been all over this country and several other countries carrying the good news of God. Her ministry has taken her throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Caribbean and the continent of Africa, preaching and equipping people for a life of victory. She has racked up plenty of miles traveling the globe telling about Jesus. A sought after speaker, she has been preaching since she was fourteen. Though she has traveled to many places, she calls Riverside, CA, home, where she serves as the senior pastor of the 16th Street SDA Church in San Bernardino, CA.
Dr. King has also spent her time walking down the road less traveled, the road to trouble and the path of experience, but she enjoys the straight and narrow path the most. More notable is the fact, her shoes walked down the aisle to wed her partner in life and ministry, Pastor Kurt King. The fruit of that marriage keeps her running their two children.
Her shoes have walked the halls of learning at Fuller Theological Seminary, where she earned her Doctor of Ministry degree. Dr. King earned her Masters of Divinity degree from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary in Berrien Springs, Michigan and her Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Ministerial Theology and Communications from Oakwood University.
She has had some big shoes to fill as she serves as the president of the Black Adventist Ministerial Fellowship. She is also the vice president and co-founder of Brighter Hope Ministries, Inc. She has also served as a pastor at Imani Praise Fellowship, Valley Fellowship, the 31st Street SDA Church and the Maranatha SDA Church in San Diego. A writer for the Real-Time Faith and Cornerstone Connections Sabbath School Lessons, Pastor Andrea has also been published in Message, Spectrum and Guide Magazine. She has worked in radio for almost six years and has also interned at Black Entertainment Television (BET) in Washington, D.C.
It has been said the race is not given to the swift or to the strong, but to the one who endures to the end. It is running this race that brings Dr. King the most joy. In this race, the path is straight. Her steps are ordered. Through Jesus Christ, her victory is sure.